After two Reflexology treatments I was pregnant.
In 1978 I was diagnosed with infertility due to blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis. My medical practitioner in Denmark gave me a 10-15% chance of falling pregnant after intervention. Desperately wanting to start a family, I decided to go ahead with the operation. My mother intervened and suggested that I try a Reflexologist first. I was sceptical. How could Reflexology afford me the opportunity of falling pregnant when a reputable medical professional believed that there was only a minor possibility after an operation? Reluctantly and against my logical judgement, I agreed to give Reflexology a try and after the second of ten treatments I was pregnant (with a little help from my husband of course!).
Prior to my diagnoses I had suffered for years with extreme menstrual pains and acne. My menstrual cycle was never regular and I was consequently prescribed a contraceptive pill. Taking the pill suppressed my acne and the monthly menstrual cycles became lighter, more regular and less painful. The underlying cause for my body having to express such intense symptoms was however not being dealt with. When the time came to start a family, I was infertile.
During my teenage years I suffered from knee and shin pains that were diagnosed as “growing pains”. I would frequently have large cold sores on my upper lip and my lips were generally always dry and sensitive. I was a “mouth” breather and would drool saliva onto my pillows when sleeping. Nearly all my molars had to be root treated and some even removed. The quality of my hair was poor and thin with hair loss and splitting ends. My finger nails were always soft and peeling, and I was treated for severe athlete’s foot problems that manifested between my fourth and fifth toes.
I suffered from chronic constipation resulting in only a few difficult bowel movements on a weekly basis, producing haemorrhoids. My nose bled frequently and was internally covered in big scabby painful sores. My sense of smell was poor and often oversensitive resulting in me having difficulty in shopping for fresh produce as it had a “rotten” smell. I had a very transparent whitish look to my face and my arms were covered in lots of long body hair.
My diet consisted of loads of simple carbohydrates, coffee and cigarettes. My protein was mainly pork and I generally did not enjoy vegetables or fruits. Both conditions; blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis, can be mapped as congestions along the pancreas meridian and therefore a warning sign that I had problems with my blood-sugar balance.
Having successfully benefitted from the Reflexology treatment, I now continued with my lifestyle with the exception of giving up smoking. During the first 3 months of my pregnancy I craved oranges and would easily eat up to 15 oranges in a day. Unbeknown to me I was creating an acidic environment in my body and much of this acidity was being absorbed by our unborn son’s skin tissue.
Daniel was born with a massive birthmark covering most of his right lower arm. The medical practitioners informed us that Daniel would need skin graft once he was fully grown. I went back to my Reflexologist, however she was not able to help and suggested that I maybe should find a method of changing his lifestyle and “detoxify” him! How could I change his lifestyle – he was breast fed?
After some months of searching I came across my next life teacher. Her work gave me an understanding of “internal health” vs. toxins in the tissues, e.g. the birthmark or many of my own health problems. Her work taught me about the moon phases and relating these to the female menstrual cycles and ovulations. Within this science, different foods are to be consumed for two different energies of people; namely those conceived at new moon and those conceived at full moon; “The Yin and Yang Principals”.
As the pictures bear evidence, the recommended lifestyle change was successful and within a period of 6-7 months Daniel’s birthmark disappeared and his skin tissues changed to normal.His daily nutritional intake consisted of loads of organic vegetables and grains, but most importantly, I went to the forest and picked stinging nettles to make bottles of herbal teas for him to drink. This helped in getting his pH-levels in the tissue fluid to become more alkaline rather than extremely acidic.
Daniel’s birthmark experience helped me understand the importance of a balanced pH-level in the tissue fluid of the body. Again without this hardship, I would not be the person I am today and Daniel most probably would not even have been born. Recording my own health profile using the philosophies of the Five Elements and the 12 Meridians, my case study would look like this:
Metal Element representing the lungs and colon:
- Impaired sense of smell
- Long body hair on my arms
- White transparent look to my face
Earth Element representing the stomach and spleen/pancreas:
- Dry and sensitive lips
- Drooling salivary problems
- Need for eating lots of simple carbohydrates
Water Element representing the bladder and kidneys:
- Generally weak teeth, plus soft and peeling finger nails
- Bad quality hair with splitting ends
- Scabby sores and bleeding nose, impaired sense of smell, cold sores on upper lip, bad quality hair with splitting ends
- Acne, teeth abnormalities, drooling salivary problems, chronic constipation, knee and shin pains
- Dry and sensitive lips, fallopian tubes dysfunction, menstrual abnormalities e.g. endometriosis
- Poor quality hair with splitting ends, hair loss, haemorrhoids, athlete’s foot (between 4th and 5th toe)